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Yard and Garden: Removing Mulch For Spring Flower Preparation

February 24, 2016, 10:27 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

It might not quite feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner in Iowa. With it comes preparation for spring planting and flowers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the right time to remove mulch and soil that protected flowers during harsh winter conditions. Read more about Yard and Garden: Removing Mulch For Spring Flower Preparation

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Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

January 18, 2017, 11:54 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

With winter’s cold and ice here, spring planting might not exactly be front-of-mind. But this is a perfect time to get a jump start on spring by germinating and starting seedlings indoors, which later can be transplanted outside for optimal growth during warmer weather. Read more about Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

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Yard and Garden: Dividing Irises

June 22, 2017, 10:19 am | Richard Jauron, Laura Sternweis

Recommendations for when to divide irises depend on the species. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108. Read more about Yard and Garden: Dividing Irises

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